A standing personal resolution that popped up year after year was to write a book. Having now done that, I’ve gotten full of myself and I want to write more.
I wrote 6 titles in 2012. A couple of short stories, a couple of nonfiction, a novella and a novel. This year it’s all novels.
I always plan too big so my plans this year are to finish 8 novels. Can I do this? A couple are well on their way. Outlines help dramatically. It is simply finding the time to write.
My regular goal was to write 2000 words a day and I often missed that goal. Not because I fell short, but because I never got to write. Blogging, marketing and all the other stuff got in the way.
This year I plan to back off on the marketing quite a bit. I still intend to blog but that will be done on the weekends and not during my regular writing time. My new goal is 3000 words a day. Is this possible? With a better outline process and fewer distractions in place … maybe.
Anyway my hope is that this will be a year of sequels for the most part. There will be two more books in The Bulletproof Adventures of Damian Stockwell starting with a story called Terrors of Tesla and two more novels in the Duck & Cover series following that. There’s one more Dumb White Husband story to tell but it will take a novel to do it and Tortugas Rising should finally have a sequel at the end of the year.
That’s only six. The other two are surprises/not sure I’m gong to write them titles.
So, my resolutions are:
write 3k words a day
pay less mind to the marketing crap
write 8 books
and read more (I’ve got a TBR pile that’s in danger of falling on the little dog. But, I don’t like the little dog so I’m not going to move it.)
What are your plans for 2013?
Good plan, sir! I like to think that planning *is* doing. Thus, once I’ve planned to do something, there’s no need to waste valuable planning time on actually doing it. You still seem to be on a collision course with action. Do not worry. I’m a lot older than you. It took *years* for me to master not doing anything. I’ve managed to not write this book for three years now. I plan to continue not writing it for the foreseeable future.
Now, I’m off to nap thru the time I’d planned to run the sweeper.
You’ve inspired me, Nero. A nap sounds good.
Some great aspirations. I wish you well with all of them. I think they’re doable. All you need is the passion and you’ll find the time 🙂
I have one book possibly two books coming out in January and at least another 6 (already written in collaboration with someone else) to be released. I’m writing two at the moment so I think it would be realistic to say that my aspirations are to write at least another three or four and release, apart from the above, four or five. Gosh it’s going to be a busy year but I can see my working life getting busier too so it’s going to be harder to find time to write.
Yeah, that day job gets us every time, doesn’t it?